Prophetic Injunction: The prophet Muhammad (saws) was reported to have said, "Love of the dunya is the root of all evil"
Explanation: According to Islam, Allah (swt) has created us so that we may worship and draw near to him. A fundamental principle concerning this is that we must detach ourselves from the ephemeral nature of this world. Known as dunya, the ephemeral world is the place of limitations, suffering, loss, desires, ego, excessiveness and evil. Suffering shows us how truly low the dunya is. Thereby facilitating our detachment from it, we are able to draw closer to Allah. Because it is necessary for us to reach the ultimate spiritual goal of nearness to Allah, and subsequently paradise.